An anonymous coward writes:
"Mozilla is using work on it's next generation layout engine, Servo, to fine tune a new language used for writing that layout engine. The new language, called Rust, started as a personal project of Greydon Hoare and has since grown to be sponsored by Mozilla and Samsung. From the article:
The Rust language will power Mozilla's new browser, Servo, and its big selling point is efficiency. Because C++ crashes when it runs into memory allocation issues, it weakens any browser that uses the language. Mozilla designed Rust to be superior to C++ this way, more easily isolating tasks and promote a process known as "work stealing," which is when tasks from an overloaded processor are shifted over to another one.
Rust is a general purpose, multi-paradigm, compiled programming language developed by Mozilla Research. It is designed to be a "safe, concurrent, practical language", supporting pure-functional, concurrent-actor, imperative-procedural, and object-oriented styles."
(Score: 1) by Hairyfeet on Sunday March 16 2014, @07:41AM
So if it gets rid of the "Hey we'll just run third party code from anywhere, whats the harm?" of JS and gives us a web language built from the ground up with best practices and least permissions in mind? All for it. Sadly considering that while Webkit had support for Low Rights mode 6 months after Vista came out while Moz has had SEVEN YEARS and still hasn't implemented it in FF? Really doesn't give me much hope of them making anything but a mess, but maybe Google or the Webkit guys can give us something to replace JS..
ACs are never seen so don't bother. Always ready to show SJWs for the racists they are.
(Score: 2, Informative) by sjames on Sunday March 16 2014, @08:08AM
It could use a good syntax cleanup as well.